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Measure H ‘Crucial’ To Fund Services

Back in November, City of Los Angeles voters overwhelmingly (by 76 percent) approved Proposition HHH. It authorized $1.2 billion in bonds to build 10,000 units of housing for homeless people.  On March 7, voters in Los Angeles County will go to the polls to approve or deny a closely related...

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'Our Story': African American Catholics Discuss Path Toward Unity, Respect For All

They came from across the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to stand together, worship side by side and honor their shared history: African American Catholics, a small yet faith-filled community, sang God’s praises as one during this year’s Black History Month Mass on Feb. 18 at the Cathedral of Our...

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Encountering Christ At The U.S.-Mexico Border

I was a 20-year-old college seminarian when my formation director invited me to participate in my first public demonstration. The date was May 1, 2006. Facebook and Twitter were only infants at the time. If there had been such a thing as hashtags, #DayWithoutImmigrants would have been trending...

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A Place To Belong

“Becoming a citizen is the best thing I could have done. It has given me more confidence and joy. I now see the dignity I have.” Estela Alfaro proudly stood tearfully sharing her testimony before a packed parish hall at St. Anthony’s Church in San Gabriel, which was filled with more than 200...

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Catholic High School Educators Learn, Collaborate At Historic In-Service Day

Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills welcomed an estimated 1,700 educators representing 44 Catholic high schools from across three counties for the largest single gathering of Catholic high school educators in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in more than 35 years. The All-High School...

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‘Rapping’ Priests And Religious Educate Students At Focus 11 Vocation Day

Members from 15 different religious orders “rapped” about how much they loved Jesus in front of nearly 500 sixth-grade Catholic school students from the San Gabriel Region during a rally at the inaugural Focus 11 Vocation Day. The event was held Feb. 7 at St. Therese Church in conjunction with...

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Since 1895, The Tidings has been telling the story of the Catholic Church — both here in Los Angeles and across the globe. On July 1, 2016, we transformed the Tidings newspaper into a multimedia platform, Angelus News.

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‘Be The Light Of Christ’

Together in Mission, the annual appeal for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, launched its campaign “Be the Light of Christ.” Together in Mission is the only appeal of its kind that dedicates all of its proceeds to help parishes and Catholic schools most in need in the Archdiocese of Los...

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Catholic Author Maria Vadia To Speak At Prayer Breakfast In Los Angeles

The Magnificat, a Catholic ministry for women, will hold its next prayer breakfast on March 25 at 10 a.m., with special guest speaker Maria Vadia.  A Catholic author and charismatic leader, Vadia escaped communism in Cuba with her family, and, after a reversion back to her faith, she became...

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World Day Of The Sick: A Mother Remembers The Gift Of Her Son

Evan Harrington had a contagious joy. He would grab onto your arm and laugh, and you’d find yourself laughing too, as though you were both sharing a joke, even though Evan hadn’t said anything. Evan was termed “nonverbal” and “nonambulatory.” Since birth he had been in and out of emergency...

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‘Sunday Funnies’ Brings Clean Stand-Up Comedy To Parish Halls, Colleges

Once a month, parishioners at Christ the King Church in Hollywood who make their way to the parish hall after 10:30 a.m. Mass aren’t just treated to coffee, donuts and bagels; they’re also treated to a full hour of laughs courtesy of an impressive lineup of touring comics. The show, called...

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Cathedral To Host World Day Of The Sick Mass On Feb. 11

Pope Francis calls the World Day of the Sick an “opportunity to reflect in particular on the needs of the sick and, more generally, of all those who suffer. It is also an occasion for those who generously assist the sick, beginning with family members, health workers and volunteers.”  In 1992,...

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Cathedral To Host Mass For World Marriage Day On Feb.12

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown Los Angeles will be celebrate World Marriage Day on Sunday, Feb. 12 during the 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Masses.  The cathedral’s Couples for Christ Ministry will host the celebration, which honors husbands and wives as head of the family, for...

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Ramona Convent School Hosts Women’s Leadership Symposium Featuring Social Rights Leader

Actress and social rights activist Donzaleigh Abernathy recently visited Ramona Convent School in Alhambra to speak about the unsung female heroes of the Civil Rights Movement during the school’s Women’s Leadership Symposium. Abernathy spoke about her first-hand encounter with the Rev. Martin...

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Farewell To Bishop Solis

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown Los Angeles was a place of celebration, farewells and well wishes, as religious, deacons and lay faithful from across the Archdiocese of Los Angeles gathered for an evening send-off Mass for Auxiliary Bishop Oscar A. Solis on Feb. 1. In early...

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Cardinal’s Awards Honorees Meet With Archbishop José H. Gomez

On Jan. 11, the 2017 Cardinal’s Awards honorees attended Mass at the Church of Our Savior with Archbishop José H. Gomez as celebrant, followed by lunch at the Caruso Catholic Center at USC.   The honorees included Nick Weber, Rick Caruso, Letty Ibarra and Bill Ahmanson. Cardinal Roger Mahony,...